The therapeutic process in psychotherapy most often works in four stages. The length of each phase is determined by each individual and the issues that brought them to seek therapy.
The journey is not a complete cycle, but one that is fluid, moving back and forth through each phase. When we initiate change, this may lead to further discoveries which necessitates more examination and change.
Recognizing and understanding this journey helps develop a different perspective of past issues leading you towards wellness, growth and empowerment.